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Projects 1939/1940 Mercury Coupe Build..

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by lomofo1949, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. lomofo1949
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    Well all day cleaning the body. Iv'e got it primed and back on the frame for now. Next step is the lower rust repair. The front floors are great. I have a new bradly trunk pan to install. Lower quarter patches ect..lots more work ill dig back in soon.
    Drew.

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  2. hemifalcon
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    What kinda dough did you have to shell out for the dustless blasting? Would you recommend it?
     
  3. lomofo1949
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    I would recommend it for exterior only on the body. It works great for body panels that are not double walled such as fenders. There is no warping but the clean up on a body is a bear. I had to wash all the mud out of the body first. Then she started to turn orange.. And we all know what that is. So luckily i had a gallon of ospho and sprayed it down. Then this morning till now i had to wire wheel the body down to cut the ospho to prime. After twenty five years of doing auto body stick with what works. SAND BLASTING. And be done. Im not mad just confused lol. Never trust a video. I wish i would of sandblasted. So full body No.. And Fenders and such a yes on my scale. Im on the guys side that blasted my car. This was the biggest job that he has done. And he agreed that it was not as demo'd when he bought the rig. And i have to say that he is a restoration young man that has sand blasted many of cars and was sold on this dustless blasting. I could keep going but. Im sticking to my point Sand Blast.

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  4. 40mercFlathead
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    Good job man. Keep it up.


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  5. lomofo1949
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    Thank you Shawn and I have to say the dash plastics I got from you are incredible. Thank you again man.


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  6. Keep the updates coming looks like a great car to begin with.
     
  7. Eric H
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    Great car, I'm looking forward to updates on this one for sure.
     
  8. lht
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    you need to hurry up so you can paint my coupe!
     
  9. lomofo1949
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    If i was back down there right now my brother you know you would be slicked out!..

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  10. Looking good - now you can focus on the fun parts. Btw - I suspect you have all of the front bench now? That was a long process getting that down to you huh!
    Awaiting your interior plans

    Good luck and have fun
    John
     
  11. lomofo1949
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    Thank you John for the seat. It is in perfect shape. And for John Targett and bills auto works for getting it down to me. You guys are the best! Thank you again.
    I am going to start custom painting the dash and garnish mouldings soon to get them out of the way i will post pics soon.


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  12. fryguy
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    Drew, starting to come together for you. I know you'll be far past me once I start. getting things together for my merc. Looking to take the body off the frame on the coupe next week

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  13. lomofo1949
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    Well call me crazy but after the dustless blasting my trunk lid got pumped full of wet sand and i could not sleep at night wondering what was growing in my rust free trunk lid. So my son and i this morning made a top and bottom jig to keep the lid square. We picked a perfect spot for are cut line so when its welded back and a little body work the pinch weld will be untouched. Ill post some more pics soon of cleaning and metal work. There are some dents i can get to now that i could not before.


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  14. lht
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    yeah that would of been hard to get glass out of there, it will bee brandy new on inside now too
     
  15. Sledge
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    That's a good idea Drew. Lotta work but worth it!
     
  16. lomofo1949
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    Thank you Kevan,
    Been busy as he'll on other projects but will be back on my merc soon man!


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  17. fryguy
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    How you making out Drew?
     
  18. lomofo1949
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    Not much progress yet. I did move my car back out to my shop to have more room than my basement lol. Trying to get all my small projects done so I can really focus on the merc! Not enough time in the day brother...


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  19. Hello Guys,
    As I recall Drew had a lot of other projects going on with house & yard that takes time from the car.
    Bill
     
  20. lomofo1949
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    Thanks to a good friend I finally got a appleton 112 for the merc. I am going to just run one and this is it! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394927769.980263.jpg


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  21. lomofo1949
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    Had a good weekend with my son, Going to get all the the lower issues done before it's fun time with the roof. Starting with the lower quarters first. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396229697.874587.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396229708.532631.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396229721.772484.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1396229733.641619.jpg


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  22. Sledge
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    Lookin good Drew! That Rust in the lower quarters is very common on these mercs.
     
  23. lomofo1949
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    Thanks Kevan, between the lower quarters and my trunk pan,that is about all my rot issues, just got my hood back from the dustless blaster. And man it looks great I will post some pics tomorrow. She is slowly coming alive!


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  24. birdman1
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    do the quarter windows roll down on the 39 merc/:confused:
     
  25. lomofo1949
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    Yes they do roll down, I have been looking for a good set of regulators.


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  26. lomofo1949
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    Had a great day with my son on the Merc again, we are tackling the the trunk pan and rear tool tray area. The car must have been bumped in rear at one point. We are going to get it straitened out, and get rid of the Rot ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941455.691906.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941470.145049.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941481.265862.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941494.423910.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941505.557668.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941518.952427.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941532.319848.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941567.265050.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941578.536864.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941590.821831.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397941624.177713.jpg


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  27. fryguy
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    Glad to see you're making more progress Drew
     
  28. lomofo1949
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    Thanks Paul! The trunk area was rougher than I thought but she will come back together nice.


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  29. Drew, I have both right and left rear window reg's from my 39 two door sedan not going to use as both will be fixed.I don't know if are same as cpe if can make work your more than welcome, you sold me dash PC's etc a year ago and I appreciate your help....Ron
     
  30. vadstena bil
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    [​IMG] i know what you doing on weekends![​IMG] i also have short weekends![​IMG] i have this ready and in place now [​IMG]
     

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